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. and that brings us to education nation. which is part of an ongoing commitment by nbc news, to foster a national dialogue about the future of education in america. today education nation is on the road in detroit with he had nbc's education correspondent, rehema ellis. >> we want to talk about what's happening to the schools in michigan. but in detroit, we can't help but talk about what's happening in the city of detroit. joining me right now is the governor of michigan, rick snyder. and the news of the day is that on monday, your emergency financial manager for detroit is going to go to work. there's a lot of controversy around it. people are protesting, saying it's unconstitutional. that he's going to sell off some iconic pieces of the city in order to balance the budget. what do you say? >> well it is legal. this is a crisis. and we need to turn it around. and if you look at, we've had success with emergency managers. if you look at detroit public schools, they've had one for the last several years and we're seeing the kids learn better now. flint and pontiac have emergency managers, working
's not without the controversy, but the budget cuts that are from educators to parents about the morality of corporate advertising in schools is certainly causing a stir. yet, filling the financial shortfall is the biggest prem fa prem-- problem facing schools today. and he needs funding. >> american public education is in financial crisis. >> he heads up education funding partners, a colorado firm that matches it with schools looking for cash. >> they want the right partners and the right controls, our model gives them that control. >> over the years more schools have been turning to corporate sponsors for much needed revenue. they struck a deal with staples in exchange for ads on the district's website and a supply list containing a coupon and kids got to attend the science enrichment program. >> it's really about selling anything, it's about allowing companies to come in and partner for a good cause and public education in responsible ways. >> there are aggressive campaigns out there buses and playing fields becoming common. for some districts it's what keep the doors open. critics arg
voices to help educate people. we have so many screaming people on both sides of the equation, and we're not making enough progress. >> dr. carson, i watched you, and we've been on the show before, for which i am grateful, and i've watched you on other shows and have been reading about you. it looks like you are a problem solver and looking for common ground. i get that. that's probably something lacking in this country. i just had a thought on the economy. if you take a look at unemployment rates, overall, 7.7% is not the worst thing in the world, but four years after the recovery, it should be lower. here's the ones that are killers, and i just want to get your thoughts on how to solve it. teenage employment in the usa, total teenage employment, 25%. overall black employment, 13.8%. and the worst one is teenage black employment, 43%. how in the world can we solve those problems, sir? >> it's going to take a concerted effort. first of all, we as a society need to recognize for every one of those young people we can keep from going on the path of despair, that's one more tax paying pr
a western educated technocrat as its prime minister is in exile. after a series of car bomb blasts in iraq, media reports say x month local elections have two provinces in for at least six months. more than 50 people have been killed and 200 have been injured. the attacks coincide with the 10th anniversary of the us-led invasion of iraq. more than one dozen bombs have gone off, many during the morning rush hour. there are bombings at the best of times in other parts of iraqi, but this seems to send a message on the anniversary of the start of the war 10 years ago, the bombing of baghdad started. this morning as people were going to work, the bombings around them, one outside the green zone near the defense ministry. many in more ordinary neighborhoods. thereouth of baghdad, were several explosions, most of them geared at shia neighborhoods, marketplaces, army targets and police. as you can see around me here at the university, life has gone on. over the past 10 years despite the violence. this campus is full of students, some of whom are celebrating their graduation from the law college. w
to re-education camps for up to four years of hard labor for even minor offenses. it's known as re-education through labor. there are believed to be more than 300 of these facilities around the country with tens of thousands of inmates. until recently, little was known about the system but now chinese are starting to speak out against conditions they call inhumane. >>> seven years ago, this woman spoke about her protest to the authorities. she wants to continue to protest the local authorities, claiming she had been driven off her land illegally. five years later, she was seized by the police and sent to a correction facility without any trial. she was sent for one year of reeducation through labor. after being released in 2012, she committed suicide. she left behind two daughters. they say their mother was driven to despair by all she went through during the year of hard labor. they told nhk that she took her life last autumn by swallowing pesticide. >> translator: my mother just wanted to set the record straight. we're sad and angry at what happened. >> reporter: the harsh conditions in th
of education creating and filling a new job and pays six figures. and washington correspondent byron york joins us and the reason is, this is probably after the sequestration. >> it is, it's the white house initiative on educational excellence for african-americans, it was created by executive order. >> greta: the president did it. >> he created it himself, by the president last year. it was placed in the education department, pay is about $124,000 a year and it's just been filled. >> greta: after march 1st? >> after march 1st and sequestration takes effect. what you have when you have the czars or coordinators or whatever you want to call them, it's an admission that the federal government has a lot of programs that are spending a lot of money that aren't well-coordinated and aren't working together well and the president feels he needs to appoint somebody to do that. right there it's kind of an admission the whole system is a little bloated. >> greta: after everything else is cut march 1st and when he created by executive order we knew sequestration was likely to happen within six or seven mo
the crac, has not been educate along the way. i think an organization like the national endowment for financial education is a great resource to start from. i don't believe that wall street is always the best place to get educated. so there's a start, a place to start a plan. melissa: yeah. >> next thing have someone hold you accountable. meet with somebody. i like pat's idea, find a financial buddy. we often work out with a buddy to help us out. find a financial advisor and somebody you can work with. melissa: that makes sense. you say saving 15 to 20% of your annual income. i wonder at what price? saving aside 20% of the your income, does that mean you don't buy a house, you rent instead? would you set aside the income and use credit cards and rack up debt so you can save? at what price, how seriouous is it to save that much money. >> how serious is that individual, that's the question. because let's put this in reference. this individual that in our scenario, sob who is 50 to 60 years old or so, they're really at the peak of their financial succs. they're making the most they e
to see better educated, but you understand that an effective member has to negotiate and has to compromise to come to some sort of final product. otherwise you will never get a final product. >> i agree with -- what is the biggest problem we face today that we are just stop gone? it is this fiscal crisis, the budget. families are looking at it and saying i have got to deal with this all the time, and you guys cannot deal with it. the biggest thing to me would be the leadership of congress to recognize that the budget aocess has to be utilized in way that gets this issue resolved, because if we go every three months with more in decision and 11th-hour -- making, thetizen frustration that people have to live their lives and cannot figure out the process, it will drive them nuts and treat the most negative phillies in the world. it is the responsibility of leadership to make this process work, and they have to act like leaders, like tom daschle did and some of the other folks. >> changing the rules might take the incentive structure, but ultimately is about the men and women who
that relates to energy, about investing in education so we are competitive and number-one, to build and strengthen and sustained at have commitment to our seniors, whether their economic or their health security. in contrast to the ryan bill, which cuts almost $100 billion from $98 billion, from pell grants. $100 billion from pell grants --pet and crack grants grants. and is a job loser in the short and long term. the contrast could not have been different. one, a statement of our values, that is in support of the middle class, the backbone of our democracy, again, honoring the bows of left-handers, the other, a job loser, and ends the medicare guarantee, and makes it more difficult for young people to afford a college education. in,hat is the week we are and now our members will be taking that message home about the contrast in budget desert -- theout observance of the third-year anniversary of the affordable care act and what that means in the lives of american working families and a celebration of the fact that we have a new inspirational leader in rome. mention theot underfundin
were widely denied an education. now, more than eight million students attend afghan schools and more than 40% of them are female. in 2001 afghanistan had 20,000 teachers, all male. today there are 200,000 teachers including 60,000 women. the number of schools in afghanistan has grown from 3400 in 2001 to more than 16,000 today. per capita gdp has grown fourfold since 2001. afghan life expectancy has increased 20 years since then. more than 18 million afghans now have telephone access compared to about one million ten years ago. now these facts do not eliminate the difficulties that we face. they continue insurgency, a neighbor, pakistan that remains a safe haven for insurgents moving across the border. an ineffective and often corrupt central government and other major barriers to stability and to progress. just as it is important for us to be realistic about the challenges that we face in afghanistan, it's also important that we recognize the advances that have an bp made. so that we can reinforce actions that promote success. i just mentioned two here. the first is to continue to w
are not cheap. steve, the directer of the narc institute for early education research at rutgers was consulted by the white house. there's a number, estimated, one the president's plan, that early childhood education could cost up to $10 billion a year, rick. this goes in the line of more spending, more recovery. this is a lot of money. >> well, yeah, but here's the concern. i don't know how you can make the argument that 800,000 civilian defense workers losing their jobs can be good for the economy. i don't quite see how that's possible, and now on spending on preschool, look, what we're looking at now, forget the president's agenda to increase it. we're now looking at a major cut to head start because of the sequester. i don't know if that impacts on the economy today, but you can't tell me this is a good thing for the future when we take away the programs for kids. >> bottom line is, literally, barack obama needs more revenue. he needs another source. he just raised taxes on the risk, talking about closing deductions which is not enough. i'd like to predict they will eventually put another
grandson, henry adams, remembered louisa catherine fondly. in his works, the education of the adams, he described louisa catherine and her role in this house and relationship with the family. he felt that she was the odd man out, because she was born in england and educated in france. she remained a foreign personality to many of the adams's. he recollects her sitting in her paneled room, using her silver tea pot that that she brought with her from her home in england to the old house. she would entertain both herself and many guest in this room. john quincy adams and louisa would inherit this home from john adams. i thought about selling it, but then decided that it was important to the family story to hold onto the house for future generations. >> you can visit there today. >> yes. >> wonderful. where the papers? >> they are at the massachusetts historical society in boston. they used to be at the old house would distill my very, but they were transferred to the historical society for safekeeping. >> a question on facebook from genie webber. i have read excerpts from her autobiography
and innovation that relates to energy. it's about investing in education so that we are competitive and number one to build that, strengthens and sustains our commitment to our seniors, whether it's their economic or their health security. in contrast to the ryan bill, billion, almost $100 $the 8 billion from pell grants, $100 billion from pell grants, and in the decade ends the is a job uarantee loser in the short-term and even more so in the long-term. so the contrast could not have been different. one, a statement of our values to support of the middle class, which is the backbone of our democracy. again honoring the vows of our founders. the other a job loser ends the medicare guarantee and makes it more difficult for young people to afford a college education. be - now our members will taking that message home about the contrast in budget priorities about the observance of the third year anniversary of health care, affordable care act, and what that means in the lives of america's working families. and in celebration of the fact that we have a new inspirational leader until rome, pope f
the insurance they need or the subsidies they need to get educated. she is trying to gain sympathies here for rich preppy white house staffers that need to pay $7 for a nice meal in the cafeteria in d.c. and now they want to raise it to $10. is that what i'm getting from her? >> clayton: she says the quality of the food. if you look at the quality of the food, even lowering it it's still better than the school lunches most of our kids get to eat across this country. >> alisyn: you mean mystery meat? [yuck] >> peter: what was that pink slime they had coming out of tube. >> clayton: we used to have cheese dream take hamburger bumps the enriched flour ones break it in half and drizzle cheese ton and melt it and that was lunch. >> alisyn: that sounds delicious. the food i had in my cafeteria completely indefinable. it was just a sort of. >> clayton: jell-o. >> alisyn: gentlemen -- gelatinous. i think it was a kung pow chicken thing. let us know what the most heart breaking sequester cut you have heard is find us on twitter. are you on twitter? the neys are 49. without objection. >> the senate
for an interim government they hope will be formed within a month. >> the u.s.-educated i.t. executive was chosen by a majority of national coalition members in istanbul. in his first speech, he ruled out dialogue with the shock assad's regime. government troops and rebel fighters are blaming each other for a chemical attack near the northern city of aleppo -- dialogue with bashar alabama assad's regime. >> they accuse rebel fighters of launching a missile containing poisonous gases. the information minister said this type of weapon was prohibited under international law. >> so far, we have 16 martyrs and 86 wounded. most of them are in critical condition. the chemical contained in the missile causes immediate fainting, convulsion, and that. >> in istanbul, syria's main opposition group said they were looking at the attack rejected allegations that rebels were involved. we also know the rebels do not have access to chemical weapons. they would not have access to the means of launching these kind of chemical weapons. >> we have no details yet. we are against using chemical weapons from any side. i
find something pretty big in the department of education. we'll tell what you is up there. >>> a manhunt is underway after a prison director is gunned down in cold blood in his own home. ♪ [ slap! ] [ slap! slap! slap! slap! ] ow! ow! [ male announcer ] your favorite foods fighting you? fight back fast with tums. calcium-rich tums starts working so fast you'll forget you had heartburn. ♪ tum tum tum tum tums martha: this is a possible big setback for gun control advocates. senate majority leader harry reid says that he is dropping the assault weapons ban part of this which is really what we've been talking about all along. dropping that from the senate's gun control package. i'm joined by senator scott brown who is not at all surprised by this action. the former u.s. senator and fox news contributor joins us now. senator, good to have you with us to america's newsroom. >> thank you very much. martha: a lot of people talked about the big talk on sought weapons ban and it was so important to be passed. now it is not in the bill and been deleted. >> he is particular harry
, spearheading nutrition education, keeping kids active. >> when we come together, we make so much progress than just one person trying to do it alone. >> reporter: winning by losing in unison. ron mott, nbc news, oklahoma city. >>> that's "nbc nightly news" for this sunday. brian williams will be here tomorrow. i'm lester holt. i hope you'll join me shortly for "dateline." in the meantime, for all of us for "dateline." in the meantime, for all of us here at nbc news, goodnight. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening. >> we're following developing news tonight where a man may have been swept out to sea. we're told the 22-year-old was playing football with friends at roosevelt beach. friends told the coast guard he disappeared after trying to catch a ball in the water. several county agencies are involved in the search right now and the coast guard has called in a helicopter as well. we're headed to the bay right now and we'll bring you the latest on the search as soon as we learn it. >> this afternoon, a father driving with his fall lid emilyp ge
assistance with basic services including education for syrian children so far from on, whose lives have been up in did. as parents, we can only imagine how heartbreaking that must be for any parent, to see their children having to go through those kinds of tumult they are experiencing. as our partnership improves, the lives of not only the jordanian people, but people across the region. your majesty, i want to express my great appreciation for our partnership. thent to thank you and jordanian people for the hospitality you have shown me, and for my fellow americans. this is my last visit. tom looking forward tomorrow, weather permitting, seeing one of the greats waters of history, that the world can experience thanks to jordan and its people. thank you. >> yes? >> thank you, your majesty. i want to ask you -- how are you going to keep the borders open for the syrian regime? anything could happen at any time. thet the electricity or water? you might find 1000 refugees. that is what you spoke about, your majesty. i want to thank you again, and i just want to know -- you are the leading superpo
educated married mothers find themselves not uninterested in the conversation about having it all, but untouched by it. they are too busy minding their grandmother's old fashioned lives for values. like heirlooms and wear proudly as their own. joining the table is former news anchor campbell brown and editor and chief of "cosmopolitan" magazine and joanne coles is with us and also is katty kay. when you looked as thee numbers and sort of trend that you track here, what is behind it? is it a choice or reality? >> i think this is an economy story. these are not very affluent women who are educated in the ivy league who are fleeing their law firm jobs. these are women whose families are earn much less and in a world where our financial futures are uncertain and we don't know what is going to become of us and you're not making that much money and you've got two little kids and your husband is working all the time, it makes sense to lean out and focus on the home sphere. >> is that what you're finding the women that you interviewed, the one that you interviewed and the women you talked
and women who served the best health care, the best educational opportunities, and the best job available. they deserve nothing less. it is my hope that this reckless and shortsighted decision will mark a turning point in american history and that that we will never again wage an unnecessary war. we must use all the tools of america's power in resolving disputes, including diplomacy. we must have sufficient congressional debate. we only debated this go to war resolution probably a couple hours. we need more debate and oversight before ever putting another u.s. soldier in harm's way. finally, mr. speaker, just like in iraq, there is no military solution in afghanistan. we need to bring the war in afghanistan to an accelerated end and to bring our troops home now. dr. martin luther king jr. in expressing his sentiment during a different war said, the bombs in vietnam exploded home. they destroy the hopes and possibilities of a decent america. let us put this decade of perpetual warfare behind us, invest in our veterans, our children, and get about the business of nation building here at hom
, they won't suffer harm. but if they want to give their kids a home education through home schooling, they will be jailed. they would have severe fines. that is what happened before. every family who wants to home school is persecuted in the same way. the justice department is saying that the fines and the jails -- that's not persecution. >> shannon: it's a fact that the police did show up and take the children and force them to go to school in 20 06, when the family was there in germany, electing to have them at home. the obama administration basically said that their experience is the reason they had trouble in germany was because they refused to comply with the law. how could you say it was ever religious persecution, if you are disobeying the law because of religious beliefs? >> that's right. the religious persecution is defined similarly to our constitutional principles. if the law's unconstitutional. if the law violates human rights, have you an asylum claim. if germany wasn't banning home schooling, there wouldn't be an issue and it it wasn't a human rights issue, there wouldn
on the state, education, general fund. >> new york and california, 100 percent goes to education. most of it is to -- pennsylvania all to senior citizens. veterans affairs, that teach thing. there are some states, like rhode island, where it can go into the general fund and the state can use it as its session. as i said, they have plenty of things to spend it on now. >>heather: so, do you think more states will consider having the lottery? >> they don't have any money. they are either going to raise taxes which is not popular at all or cut spending and they are doing all of those things. this has proven to be such a huge money maker for states. it's $20 billion more in just a few years they is earned. it is a lot of money. >>heather: you mention the payout of $4 2 billion in prize money and that was included because we were all offer it, and the payout included $587 million powerball jackpot in 2012 and now we have $338 million and already this year in 2013. >> but the winners do not get all that money. uncle sam takes his and it depends whether you take a lump sum. 80 percent choose t
positive. that israel is an economic hub. the palestinians are among the most educated populations in the worldful there is great potential here if these two opposing sides would actually work together. that's why he has been stressing economic development as a possibility. >> now a $40 billion a year mutual trade relationship that dennis ross helped nurture along. thank you, dennis, and i should say nbc middle east adviser in chicago, jeffrey goldberg here. we'll be right back. no. there was that fuzzy stuff on the gouda. [ both ] ugh! when it came to our plants... we were so confused. how much is too much water? too little? until we got miracle-gro moisture control. it does what basic soils don't by absorbing more water, so it's there when plants need it. yeah, they're bigger and more beautiful. guaranteed. in pots. in the ground. in a ukulele. are you kidding me? that was my idea. with the right soil... everyone grows with miracle-gro. ♪ the middle of this special moment and i need to run off to the bathroom. ♪ i'm fed up with always having to put my bladder's needs ahead of
more humanitarian assistance and basic services including education for syrian children so far from home whose lives have been upended. and i think as parents we can only imagine how heartbreaking that must be for any parent to see their children having to go through the kinds of turmoil that they're experiencing. our cooperation on syria's an example of how the partnership between the united states and jordan improves the lives not only of the jordanian people but peoples across the region. so, again, your majesty, i want to express my great appreciation for our partnership. and i want to thank you and the jordanian people for the friendship and hospitality that they've shown me and to my fellow americans. and just as i visited the citadel here in amman, i'm looking forward to seeing petra tomorrow, weather permitting. one of the great wonders of history that the world can experience thanks to the care and dedication of jordan and its people. thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you, your majesty. >> i will ask you -- are you going to keep open for the syrian refugees. next to you is
highly educated they fell in love in a small bar in new york. they danced. th their dance continued through the decade each as thea contracted m.s. and edith took care of her. the couple left for canada where same-sex marriage was legal. for two years they were married. but when thea died this nation's laws did not recognize edith as thea's wife or beneficiary and so she was forced to pay hundreds of thousands in taxes that no straight couple will ever have to face. joining us now is victoria difrancesco sorto and msnbc latino and williams, an msnbc contributor. yeah, that's right. jimmy, i don't want to reduce a description of that beautiful relationship to the issue of taxes, but what is your view about how this will play out? will the supreme court find this particular section of the defense of marriage act unconstitutional? >> i think that they will, and you have to go back and look at two separate cases and justice kennedy and one was in lawrence and one was in texas. he sets up the language literally writes it into the case law and says, for all intents and purposes the due pr
third week. michigan's head start program could be next on the shopping block. nbc's chief education correspondent rehema ellis is joining me this afternoon from detroit and rehema, with a long distance hello to you, my friend, for many students in detroit there are problems with this education system which are now magnified by the statewide economic troubles. you kn i know you were talking about this issue with the governor. >> we were, and we're going to talk about it all with students when we have a town hall meeting here just a little while from now that everybody can watch online on education nation.com. but the governor says that they have no choice but to make some changes here because of the dire situation that they're in as far as their budget is concerned. the changes have been controversial. but when you think about it, just this one quick statistic, 27% of african-american students who are in the 11th grade and only 62% of white students in the 11th grade are reading at or above proficiency. and the governor says they have got to do better than that. just listen. >> if yo
% of mothers were feeding solid foods at a month and six months that went high as 90%. moms need to be educated when to know their child is ready. one of the ways you know your child tells you. heather: that is what you mentioned putting their hands in their mouth. >> and chewing. making motions that tell you they're ready to go. heather: you know moms that choose it use formula, it can get competent sensitive. -- expensive. another reason it is a economic factor to start child on solid food earlier. >> between four and six months the child is consuming a lot of formula. we need to find better ways for mom with difficulty, have not been educated who may not beable able to afford formula, get the formula at less expensive prices so they can be doing the right thing for their baby. >> the bottom line, it is a real danger to the baby to start them on solid food prior it six months? >> it it is significant risk on both sides in terms of development of the giving them something they can't digest and lack the enzymes and bacteria in their gut that allow them to consume the foods. we're also creating
mean weapons for the jordanians, and over the long term what it means is helping with the education of jordanian citizens. it means even my own view is a lot could be done in the intermediate term by american programs that would educate jordanian children so they learned english and so they could operate computers, so that they could use the internet. jenna: to engage on different levels throughout the generations of that country. "the washington post" has come out with an article today that questions whether or not the obama administration has a contingency plan two years into this conflict. the administration has been vague about what they want to do if a red line is crossed with chemical weapons or what the plan is moving forward. do you think that is because they don't want to release the plan to the public because it's classified or do you think they maybe don't have a plan? >> i hope it's because they don't want to release it to the public. i worry that they haven't formulated one. we always have to understand in the middle east, and i think it's taken the obama administratio
minister. western educated communications executive so reports the associated press. it manage his or her spent decades living in texas before recently moving to turkey his son is reportedly fighting with the rebels inside syria this is all part of the coalition opposition first effort to provide services to people who live inside syria. until now the council has largely operated outside the country working to boost support for the rebels fighting to take out the syrian about the bashar assad casey anthony hasn't said much since the jury found her not guilty of murdering her daughter caylee. she should be able to sell her story to pay back some the debt. this is brand new from last week. expert witness says he knows why jody areas cannot remember a lot from the day she stabbed her ex-boyfriend 27 times. slit his throat and shot him dead. apparently killing someone can give you amnesia. that's coming up. gotcha ! got you ! you cannot escape the rebel forces ! ahhh. got you ! got ya ! gotcha ! got . that's all you got, brother ? take that. never having to surrender the things that matter. g
in the provider education to ensure what the department has available is forthcoming. i do think this is a conversation ongoing and partners on this panel have resources available to all services. >> as many organizations that do competency training and in many cases have partnered with the federal government and has tripled in size since the affordable care act at hhs has been interested in making sure those young starting out providers have the opportunity to get cultural competency training. many trainers do that in various parts of the country. another major resources the joint commission. my parents are health care providers, so why not all about sometimes a little bit of attention between the standards set out and how providers feel they are actually equipped to meet the standards. when the commission establishes new standards that could nondiscrimination on the basis of orientation identity started a project to make cultural competency materials were widely available so clinicians thought that they have the tools to make that change. there's a monograph from the joint comm
, education and voting and that, in fact, the more, the higher socioeconomic classes, the more education, the less likelihood one is to vote for islamists. and, in fact, we could even -- and some of the data shows this -- that less education, um, lower wealth one is more likely to vote for not justice lammists, but the salafi groups and so on. so i i think that's a very, very important -- and i think that's in line with the findings and the arguments that are made here. i also think that the other general trend without overemphasizing it is also valid, and that is that we are likely to see decreasing electoral strength for islamists generally. and there are many reasons for that. some quite simple, that is that, you know, up until 2011, up until the egyptian uprising islamist groups, in particular the muslim brother hood, are really the only serious political actors other than mubarak's ruling party that actually took elections seriously. and there was good reason for that. if you were a rational voter in egypt under mubarak, you stayed home because you knew that your vote didn't mean an
of deficit. there are those that invest in human capital or infrastructure or investing in education, and those which do not, which endanger our future by adding to the national debt. and this war deficit was of the second type. third point that i am passionate about, although it is difficult for many people to be passionate about accounting, but i am passionate about the lack of war accounting. one of the purposes of our book and the several book chapters that we have written since then is to argue that bad accounting matters. the u.s. owes nearly a trillion dollars in what business would call deferred compensation to the men and women who fought the war, but this liability does not appear anywhere on the national balance sheet. we did not account for the value iraqe 6658 lives lost in and afghanistan. that is just the troops, not civilians, not contractors, except for small amount of life insurance money. even though civilian government agencies estimate the value of life at $7.20 million, so osha atepa would account for it $7.20 million. we have accrued trillion of dollars and mor
and ownership. when we're talking about the ability to educate your kid as you define, as you decide as a parent. those types of things really speaks to that much more than anything else in my view. >> michael steele, thank you very much. >> good to be with you. >> thanks for joining us and speaking back. >> and next, the president's trip to israel -- can he mend a strained relationship? >>> and still ahead, proof of citizenship. the supreme court takes up arizona's voter i.d. law today. this is "andrea mitchell reports" only on msnbc. i'm a conservative investor. but that doesn't mean i don't want to make money. i love making money. i try to be smart with my investments. i also try to keep my costs down. what's your plan? ishares. low cost and tax efficient. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. which shirt feels more expensive? i g
, clean water, heaters, and educational supplies for children in strategically selected areas -- as well as support strategic transition initiatives that restore basic services . as ambassador ford has detailed, $54 million in non-lethal assistance, of the $115 million committed, is already at work through state and usaid- supported mechanisms to support, train, equip, and connect a network of civil society activists, civilian opposition leaders, and emergent democratic institutions . usaid has prioritized help for syrian women to play a meaningful role in the country's transition through training and support for coalition-building . working with the state department, usaid recently co- sponsored a workshop for syrian women that resulted in the development of a formal syrian women's network and the drafting of a charter for syrian women . we fully recognize the toll of this conflict on the neighboring countries that have so generously taken in the thousands of refugees that flee each day . assistant secretary richard has noted the extensive efforts underway to support syrian refugees . w
born here or came here as very young children. and i think they've participated in our education system, our political system even though they haven't been voting so they've been inform by that. it is natural they would demand their rights because they've been following the political system since they were children, most of them. >> all right. thank you so much for being here. i'm going to send you a copy of my book. >> oh, i can't wait. you got the mention in. >> up next -- i just do it to mention it. >> from the office to playing the field. how to be top dog. apparently it has something to do with the shape of your hands. behind who wins and who loses. keep it on the best show hands down. ♪ [ acoustic guitar: upbeat ] [ dog ] we found it together. on a walk, walk, walk. love to walk. yeah, we found that wonderful thing. and you smiled. and threw it. and i decided i would never, ever leave it anywhere. because that wonderful, bouncy, roll-around thing... had made you play. and that... had made you smile. [ announcer ] beneful. play. it's good for you. mr. wiggles and curling irons. f
to prohibit discrimination or preferential treatment in education, government contracting and unemployment based on race, sex, ethnicity or national origin. the case will be heard in the fall. let's bring back the gaggle. i want to talk about the other big issue in the news which is guns. kristin, your party, this doesn't seem like we have no assault weapons ban, certainly there's going to be a vote, unlikely to pass. we have nothing on high capacity magazines. where does it go from here? >> trying to find the small victories that can be scored. a lot of republicans are in favor of things that try to keep guns out of the hands of folks with serious mental health problems. those are the steps i think we will be taking. >> background checks passed? >> you have 85% of gun owners. >> 85% in quinnipiac poll. >> it depends on whether joe man chen, senator from west virginia can get a deal that brings some republicans. >> plug? >> all about me, gibbs birthday week. wednesday was my brother, friday my dad, today is mine. happy birthday to my brother. >> shoutout to my six-year-old niece, her birth
beautiful 20 children and six brave heroic educators could be alive today. might well be alive today, some of them at least, if there had been this kind of ban in effect. so the background checks, straw purchases, illegal traffic, school safety, mental health initiatives, they're important, part of a comprehensive strategy. there's no single solution. and by the way, no state can do it alone, because state boundaries have no respect for illegal trafficking of guns. >> senator blumenthal of connecticut, thank you. >>> thank you. >>> up next, the supreme court showdown over same-sex marriage, is there a 50-state solution. >>> but first, a little royals news, prince harry is heading back to the u.s. harry will make a trip across the pond this may to attend several charity events for veterans, including 2013 warrior games, he recently spent 20 weeks serving in afghanistan. hungry for the best? it's eb. want to give your family the very best in taste, freshness, and nutrition? it's eb. want to give them more vitamins, omega 3s, and less saturated fat? it's eb. eggland's best eggs. eb's. the onl
where there is underemployment, nonfunctioning educational resources, people in need and in poverty and without hope where crime is high. i'm sure those were the things that he was concerned about, or at least some of them. i'm concerned about them as well. the problem is, is that there are no quick fixes to poverty and to educational systems that haven't worked for decades. we have to work on those things diligently, consistently and every day and that's what we're trying to do. >> mayor sly james, the most poised, calmest, coolest mayor on the planet. >> former marine. there's some marine training in there i have a feeling. >> thanks for joining us this morning. really appreciate it. >>> ahead on "starting point." take a look at this. it's all about guns in america as democrats drop the assault weapon ban. it says shame on us, assault weapons bill is dead. and senate vendors asurrenders wins. >>> adrian dantley from the street corner. yes, the nba hall of famer will tell us how he's giving back. and this is really a surprise. if youthen this willbrids arbe a nice surprise. meet th
is joining us from huber, n.c. caller: the real problem is that we do not educate our children and young people about guns and how to respect them. and how to properly use one. family does not own a gun, the chances of your child going into a house with guns is very high. they have been a part of america for a long time. we need to educate our young people on the dangers of them. host: thank you for the call. from our facebook page, tracy has this point of view. of these mass shootings were care -- host: bill joins us on the phone from wichita, kansas. your thoughts on this? caller code to me it is light brown 3, bomb in the record, here we go again. three,s like round the bumping up the record, here we go again. what -- where in the world are the parents of these kids? especially this one in georgia with the poor baby who was shot and killed. what is a 13-year-old and 16- year-old kid doing with an unloaded handgun? figure this out. it has to go back to the parents. i would like to see the parents of those kids that killed that us, anyoneur else, i do not care. where were you at when th
in education, the infrastructure, the bridges and the tunnels. there's no money in the republican, because they say that we're taking care of revenues. where the heck that is in the constitution that you can't raise revenues, i don't know. but it's not right. >> i want to switch gears and talk to you about guns a bit. we just talked about it with our last group of folks. 85% of folks in this country when you ask about background checks they say they support the idea. background checks aren't a done deal. looks like the assault weapons ban is not going to happen. ban on high capacity clips is probably not going to happen. why is there such a, a gap between what folks say they want in terms of gun control and what you guys down in d.c. are willing to do? >> i may get trouble for this, but i don't think that 85% of americans have the slightest idea who their member of congress is or that they vote for them, or that short of their life depending on it, that they know how to get in touch with them in order to express their feelings. one thing is xleclear. the gun manufacturers and national rifl
at an suv and denny was issued a ticket. >> we are here to educate the public the entire purpose is to stop underage drinking. >> this man also agreed to purchase them another 12 pack. and the police issued him a ticket. >> you have been issued a ticket to furnish alcohol to a minor. >> he agreed to purchase some because he did not--12 because he asked the decoy said that there would be a different store would be easier. the court refused. so the man asked him to meet him here and the driver had another problem. >> i am going to keep your driver's license because it is suspended. >> the alcohol is either returned to the store were poured out. on the peninsula, 12 people were issued tickets for supplying alcohol to minors which is a misdemeanor. this could be as much as $1,000. on the peninsula, stanley roberts kron 4 news. >> still ahead, gary radnich coming up with the latest sports. >> gary: the 49ers have a new placx kicker. 49ers new kicker - phil dawson the san francisco 49ers have signed former cleveland browns kicker phil dawson. dawson, 38, made 29-of-31 field goals last season and
customer. >> that's the absolutely right thing to do. a lack of education is terrible and doesn't bode well for a great financial future. >> alisyn: by the time they're ten years old. it's time to talk about interest, loan, time horizon and inflation, and taxes. what is that? >> now we're getting the bigger words here, alisyn. interest, the money that you paid for them. anybody lending you money, the loan when you borrow money for things like a car and teenagers may need a loan if they're getting close to those times and inflation, just that things get more costly over time and you have to, obviously, account for that in taxes and we're all familiar with those. >> alisyn: so you're explaining all this have to your ten-year-old, even if it's not applicable to their life yet. you're telling them what's on the horizon. >> exactly. >> alisyn: let's talk about 15 years old and this is where i think things get serious and you have the baby-sitting money and you have some stuff that you want to buy. so, you say investing, allocation asset. diversification, stock funds. >> i'm so happy we're doing
education here in the united states. we need more students studying math and study site. and we must fully embrace the rich diverse of asian americans. in my congressional district, for example, we have have chinese-americans, taiwanese american chinese-americans, taiwanese american, korean american, filipino americans. in fact, there are 95 countries of origin represented within the 39th congressional district. i have long consulted with my constituents to better understand development abroad. and many of my constituents are active in trading and investing in asia, which is a source of our national wealth. last congress i sponsored legislation to make it easier for state universities in california to teach strategic linkages, such as chinese, so that our students are better equipped to do business and conduct diplomacy overseas. i'm a strong advocate for increasing the number of visas for foreigners who received advanced degrees in critical science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. in the u.s., 76% of all registered -- from the top, from the top 10% producing. they come fro
themselves, they want an education. and in many cases, the only way that they can get one is to have this tuition assistance program. i can recall being over in th the -- the mess halls in afghanistan and actually out in the field in afghanistan. we have some 200,000 army troops over there right now that are participating in this program. and it's not an expensive program. and so all we want to do is -- is to make sure that we give this -- what was taken out just -- of those individuals who are trying to better themselves, trying better them lives -- their lives and work for a career in the military. when you stop and think about the amount of money that could come out, if you just take some of the green initiatives, how many people know that our navy was forced to pay 450,000 gallons of fuel, pay $29 a gallon when you can buy them on the market for $3? all of these things. do we have any business having a biorefinery built by the federal government? these are all things that are in that budget. any one of them would be far more than the assistance that we are giving our troops in th
taxes, limited regulation. job creation, pension reform, education reform. this is working and it's getting results for people and that's what people want. they want government to work well and stay out of their way and spend their money wisely and that's what governors do. martha: that is one of the big questions. reince priebus talked about reaching out to groups like the naacp and la raza and there is an editorial this morning in "the national review" which disagrees with that notion. says no. actually what conservatives need to do is prove to hispanics why they have a better way of helping people of helping the middle class. what do you think? >> i don't think those are inconsistent. we need to stick to our principles. if we become more like the democratic party, they don't need us. we have bright colors that reagan talked about which is what we stand for on taxes, regulation, spending life, family. marriage, other things like that, that are pillars of the republican party. but then i think they're right. show people of all ethnicities, of income stratus, show why the principl
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